IRAs

How To Replicate A Stretch IRA, Why Retirees Are Wary of Annuities, Five Biases That Drive Clients, And More

Topics: Advisor standard of conduct, Annuities, Business uses of Life Insurance, Defined contribution plans, ERISA, IRAs, Key man, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, Regulation, Retirement security, SEC

SEC Issues Final Standard of Conduct Rule For Brokers And Advisors Yesterday the SEC released a final standard of conduct rule that establishes a best interest standard of care for broker dealers, clarifies the fiduciary duty for advisors, and creates a standardized disclosure form both brokers and advisors. AALU is currently analyzing the details of…

Timing a Sale of a Business under 199A, Tips for Naming IRA Beneficiaries, SALT Workaround Analysis, Qualifying for QSBS Status, and More.

Topics: 199A, IRAs, Life insurance products, Regulation, Retirement security, Tax reform

February 28, 2019 Wealth Transfer How the Timing of the Sale of a Small Business Can Impact the Section 199A Deduction Lou Vlahos at Farrell Fritz explains how, all things being equal, changes in the TCJA mean that the point during the tax year that a passthrough business sells its qualified business may have a…

President Trump Signs Resolution Eliminating Safe Harbor Exemption for “State Auto-IRAs” Run by Local Governments

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products

So-called “state auto-IRAs” allow employees to contribute to an IRA program run by a state or local government with automatic payroll deductions that are made and submitted to the program by the employer. Recent Dept. of Labor (DOL) regulations provided safe harbor rules that could be followed to exempt state auto-IRAs from ERISA requirements.

State Auto-IRA Update- Congress Acts to Block DOL Rules Allowing State & Local Government Sponsored Retirement Programs

Topics: DOL, IRAs, Life insurance products, Regulation

Automatic IRAs allow employees to make contributions to an IRA run by a state or certain local subdivisions with automatic payroll deductions made and submitted to the state/locality by the employer (“State Auto-IRAs”). In 2016, the DOL issued regulations that provide State Auto-IRAs with a safe harbor exemption from ERISA requirements, while similar, private payroll…

Administration’s FY 2017 Budget – Part II- Targeting Retirement Plans & Savings.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, Retirement security, RMDs

The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors. The AALU WRNewswire and…

Paying Compensation to IRA Holder from IRA-Owned Business = Prohibited Transaction.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products

Thursday, September 3, 2015WRM# 15-33 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take- aways, for AALU members, clients...

Like Goldilocks – Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But Just Right… Balancing IRA Contributions and Distributions in Lifetime Retirement Planning.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, RMDs

Thursday, April 9, 2015WRM#15-13 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors.…